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#1 ATLSmith

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:17 AM

Where's all the news about try-outs etc..??? Not sure if the Hawks aren't having them or the AJC is slacking. C'mon, we didn't even have a 1st round pick last year, generate some hype already!

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:22 AM

16 days and - - nothing!When does free agency begin? When is it open season on trading? (The trade deadline/)Hawksquawk has more trade ideas than can be counted on all one's fingers and toes.Yet, we believe that nothing will really happen. Same old same old. Win some games,look pretty good, then fall on our face come playoff time.Hawks have some free agents - Will any be retained? If not, who replaces them? Guessour draft pick will replace one of them and the rest will come from free agents who areavailable after they have been picked over by the elite teams, ie, the scraps of free agency.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

Think we have no trade ideas? I just checked. 1662 topics on trade ideas with 9,680 replies.Our GM would make some moves - But, our owners would have to approve.by the time they approve, trade deadline will have passed. At least, that'sthe way it seems to work.I don't really blame our GM just as I don't believe our head coach is that bad.They both do the best that they can with what they have.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

Yeah it's definitely frustrating. Only thing I've seen so far is this bit from Kris Willis at Peachtree:

http://www.peachtreehoops.com/2012/6/12/3080267/nba-draft-2012-hawks-workout-will-barton

(SB Nation Atlanta - Kris Willis) Memphis sophomore guard Will Barton's stock is on the rise after a solid showing at the Chicago pre-draft combine and has a scheduled work out with the Atlanta Hawks who have the 23rd pick in the first round. Barton was Conference USA Player of the Year last season in which he averaged 18 points and eight rebounds a game.
Before the combine Barton had been projected as a second round pick. Now his stock is on the rise and he has already worked out with a number of teams that have late first round selections like the Boston Celtics, Miami Heatand Chicago Bulls.


"I just want to go out there and showcase my talent, show everything I can do," Barton said. "Not just on the court, but off the court. Show that I'm a good person, a professional and just how well-rounded I am. I shot the ball real well (at the combine). That's something I've been working on, just staying consistent with my shot. I feel like when I'm consistent with my shot, it's hard to contain me."

Barton also has upcoming workouts scheduled with Atlanta, Denver, Milwaukee and Indiana leading up to the draft. The Hawks could look to draft the best player available at No. 23 given that they only have six players under contract for next season and could use anyone that would provide depth. Reserve guards Kirk Hinrich, Jannero Pargo andWillie Green are all free agents so a player like Barton could conceivably slide right into the rotation.